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Opinion: Change Michigan law, not yourself

Incredibly, if you are lesbian or gay, bisexual or transgender and work in Michigan you can be fired for simply being who you are. Curtis Lipscomb of KICK, a Detroit agency for LGBT African Americans, says the time to change the law is now.

Model D TV: LGBT leaders of color roundup

Our partnership with Between the Lines and the HOPE Fund produced over a year's worth of Model D TV episodes on LGBT leaders of color. Enjoy this recap compiled by M-1 Studios, featuring videos by Tom Hendrickson, Tony Eggert and DETROIT LIVES!

Say yes, Michigan: Marriage equality now

While it's becoming clear that support for same-sex marriage is increasing, with Rhode Island, Delaware and Minnesota recently joining nine other states in making it legal, Michigan still has some work to do, says Matthew Piper.

Model D TV: LGBT leader of color Alfredo Smith

The boy who wanted to be a backup dancer for Janet Jackson ended up a man who advocates on behalf of transgender rights and HIV and substance abuse prevention. Video producer Tony Eggert shines a light on Alfredo Smith.  

UIX projects: Fresh Media Group

This group led by Adriel Thornton is the parent company of Fresh Corp and Wink. Fresh Corp produces, promotes and markets events, with an expertise in electronic music culture. While Wink provides exposure for queer culture in Detroit.
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